Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark Samaritans are looking for a dynamic, people-centred individual to be our next Community Outreach Manager - working to support our work across the three boroughs.
LGS Samaritans is an independent charity affiliated to the national charity, who have been working to achieve Samaritans vision of fewer people dying by suicide for over 50 years by offering emotional support by phone, email and face-to-face. Staffed by volunteers we answer 30,000 calls for help each year.
This role is integral to our work, developing our presence in our local communities, specifically with Local Authorities, Health Authorities, Education establishments, Prisons Authorities, charities and other organisations.
As our Community Outreach Manager you will:
Establish relationships with local organisations to explain the work of Samaritans and how we might work to support them
Attending relevant events in support of these aims running stalls and delivering presentations alongside volunteers where possible
Work to develop regular opprtunities for our volunteers to provide emotional support outside the branch
Provide administrative support, monitoring and evaluation to projects, ensuring we are demonstrating our impact and value added where possible
What we're looking for:
Ability to motivate and inspire others - including potential partners and volunteers
Experience of community organising
Project mangement experience
Understanding of the public/third sector and fundraising
Ability to work on own initiative
The role is part-time (0.5 FTE) and the exact hours of work will be agreed with the successful candidate.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.